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Danny Haiphong is an activist, journalist, and scholar. For the last five years, Haiphong has been a weekly contributor to  Black Agenda Report . His articles have also appeared in The American Herald Tribune ,  MintPressNews , and CounterPunch . His work was featured in former Congresswoman and Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney’s latest book  How the U.S. Creates Sh*thole Countries (2018). Haiphong recently co-authored the book American Exceptionalism and American...
Topic: American Exceptionalism
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Marc Eliot Stein is a member of World BEYOND War’s Board of Directors. I'm the Executive Director of World BEYOND War. Marc has been a web developer since the 1990s, and over the years has built sites for Bob Dylan, Pearl Jam, the international literary site Words Without Borders, the Allen Ginsberg estate, Time Warner, A&E Network/History Channel, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Center for Disease Control, and Meredith Digital Publishing. He is also a writer, and for years he...
Topic: peace
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Mike Gravel is a former U.S. Senator who opposed the war on Vietnam and entered the Penatgon Papers into the Congressional Record. He has been an activist and advocate for democracy and peace for decades. He is a current candidate for U.S. President in the Democratic Party primaries. See mikegravel.org
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Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and the author of several books, including best-selling Republican Gomorrah , Goliath , The Fifty One Day War , and his latest, which we will be discussing, The Management of Savagery . He has produced print articles for an array of publications, many video reports, and several documentaries, including  Killing Gaza . Blumenthal founded The Grayzone in 2015 to shine a journalistic light on America's state of perpetual war and its dangerous domestic...
Topics: peace, war, max blumenthal
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Greg Grandin is the author of a number of prize-winning books, including The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World, which won the Bancroft Prize in American History, and Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City. Grandin is a professor of history at NYU and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. We discuss his new book, The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America .
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Foad Izadi is a member of World BEYOND War's Coordinating Committee based in Iran. His research and teaching interests are inter-disciplinary and focus on United States-Iran relations and U.S. public diplomacy. His book, United States Public Diplomacy Towards Iran , discusses the U.S. communication efforts in Iran during the George W. Bush and Obama administrations. Izadi has published numerous studies in national and international academic journals and major handbooks, including: Journal of...
Topics: Iran, Peace
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Vijay Mehta is an author and peace activist. He is Chair of Uniting for Peace and founding Trustee of Fortune Forum Charity. His notable books include ‘The Economics of Killing’ (Pluto Press, 2012) and ‘Peace Beyond Borders’ (New Internationalist, 2016). His current book is ‘How Not To Go To War’ (New Internationalist, 2019). The Sunday Times described him as a “longstanding activist for peace, development, human rights and the environment, who along with his daughter Renu Mehta...
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Maria Zakharova is an activist and public lecturer based in Odessa, Ukraine. She has been a strong supporter of the Council of Mothers of May 2, which represents relatives of the scores of progressives murdered at Odessa’s House of Trade Unions by a right-wing mob on May 2, 2014, just a few months after the coup that overthrew the democratically elected president of Ukraine. Ever since the massacre, Zakharova has been promoting the demand by the Council of Mothers for an international...
Topics: Ukraine, NATO, war, peace
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Marcela Mulholland is a 21-year-old organizer with Sunrise Movement. Her personal experiences with the impacts of sea level rise in her hometown, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. motivate her to fight for coastal communities everywhere that will be devastated by climate change. She is currently a senior studying Political Science and Sustainability Studies at the University of Florida. In addition to being a student, Marcela is an organizer with Divest UF a group dedicated to financially disentangling the...
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Darcia Narvaez is Professor of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame and focuses on moral development and flourishing from an interdisciplinary perspective, integrating anthropology, neuroscience, clinical, developmental and educational sciences. Dr. Narvaez’s current research explores how early life experience influences societal culture and moral character. One of her recent books, Neurobiology and the Development of Human Morality: Evolution, Culture and Wisdom won the 2015 William...
Topic: neurobiology
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Omali Yeshitela is Chairman of the Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace, and Reparations. The website is at blackisbackcoalition.org He has agreed to speak on April 4th in Washington DC at the No to NATO — Yes to Peace events. The website for that is NotoNATO.org . Chairman Omali is also Chairman of the African People’s Socialist Party USA and the African Socialist International, and is the founder of The Burning Spear newspaper. See theburningspear.com
Topics: NATO, peace, Black is Back
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Roy Eidelson, PhD,   is the former executive director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Solomon Asch Center for Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict and a past president of Psychologists for Social Responsibility. His work focuses on applying psychological knowledge to issues of social justice and political change. His writing has appeared in a variety of scholarly peer-reviewed journals and other outlets including the  Washington Post  and  Los Angeles Times . He is the author of ...
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Liz Remmerswaal Hughes is a member of the Coordinating Committee of World BEYOND War. She is the Country Coordinator for World BEYOND War in New Zealand / Aotearoa where she works with a number of peace organizations. In 2017 she was awarded the Sonia Davies Peace Award which enabled her to study Peace Literacy with the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation in Santa Barbara, attend the WILPF triennial Congress in Chicago, and a workshop on Peace and Conscience in Ann Arbor. We discuss opposition in New...
Topics: new zealand, peace, world beyond war
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John Lannon is a member of the Executive Committee of the Peace and Neutrality Alliance (PANA) in Ireland, a founding member of Shannon Watch, and a lecturer and researcher at the University of Limerick. We discuss Ireland’s neutrality and lack thereof.
Topics: ireland, peace
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Ana Maria Gower is a Serbian-British mixed media artist focusing on the themes of memories, life path, and experiences of war. The origin of her artistic interests goes back to her own experience of surviving the NATO bombings of Yugoslavia and its capital – Belgrade. Being a 10-year-old in a war zone, she witnessed the destruction caused by NATO involvement both during the conflict and for years after. A graduate of Central Saint-Martins (London, UK), she has participated in numerous...
Topics: peace, war, NATO, art
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Lee Camp is the head writer and host of the TV show "Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp" on RT America, which is watched by millions around the world. He’s a former contributor to The Onion, former staff humor writer for the Huffington Post, and had a hit web series called “Moment of Clarity." He’s toured the country and the world with his fierce brand of standup comedy, and George Carlin’s daughter Kelly said he’s one of the few comics keeping her father’s torch lit....
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Hoor Arifi is an Afghan activist who has been involved with humanitarian works in Afghanistan since he was a young boy. He has worked as a Coordinator with the "Afghan Peace Volunteers" while living in Afghanistan. Currently, he is majoring in Politics and Business at a U.S. University. He also works as a facilitator with the "Afghan Diaspora Communities" trying to solve problems faced by Afghans at home and abroad.
Topic: Afghanistan
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Dana Frank is the author of The Long Honduran Night: Resistance, Terror, and the United States in the Aftermath of the Coup . She is professor of history emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Since the 2009 military coup, her articles about human rights and U.S. policy in Honduras have appeared in outlets including the New York Times, The Nation , and Foreign Affairs , and she has testified before the U.S. Congress and the Canadian Parliament.
Topic: Honduras
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Rob Kajiwara is an Okinawan-Hawaian singer-songwriter and visual artist. In 2017, he was made a cultural ambassador for his ancestral village of Nakagusuku, Okinawa. In 2018 he was also made a cultural ambassador / special envoy for Ke Aupuni o Hawaii (the Hawaiian Kingdom) in order to share Hawaiian history, culture, and issues in Ryukyu. Rob Kijiwara recently organized a petition to the White House about Okinawa that many of us joined him in delivering there on January 7th. Stand With...
Topic: Okinawa
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Dr. Wes Bellamy is a City Councilman in Charlottesville, Va., and a political science professor at Virginia State University. He has helped lead the ongoing  effort to remove statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. His new book is called Monumental: It Was Never About a Statue.
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Peter Phillips has been a Professor of Political Sociology at Sonoma State University since 1994. He was Director of Project Censored from 1996 to 2010 and President of the Media Freedom Foundation from 2003 to 2017. He has been editor or co-editor of fourteen editions of Censored , co-editor with Dennis Loo of Impeach the President: The Case Against Bush and Cheney 2006, editor of two editions of Progressive Guide to Alternative Media and Activism 1999 & 2004 . His most recent book is...
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Leonard Higgins is a member of the Extinction Rebellion U.S. National Coordination Team and was a valve turner two years ago, one of a number of activists who took nonviolent action to shut off pipelines. Now new nonviolent actions are underway.
Topic: Extinction Rebellion
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Stephanie Welch is a documentarian and executive director of Paragon Media, a nonprofit media organization that is the co-producer of the new film, A DANGEROUS IDEA . Welch is also Senior Producer at the nonprofit Bioneers and produces the award-winning syndicated program Bioneers Radio: Revolution from the Heart of Nature. She co-produced the radio documentary Biowars: First Do No Harm, which won a NFCB Silver Reel Award. Welch is also audio engineer for Women Rising Radio. We discuss A...
Topic: eugenics
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Mark Colville is one of the seven Kings Bay Plowshares activists. We recorded this interview on December 11th 2018, and Mark planned to turn himself in hours later at the Glynn County Jail in Brunswick, Georgia. Learn more: http://kingsbayplowshares7.org https://www.facebook.com/Kingsbayplowshares http://www.nukeresister.org
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Dave Lindorff is an investigative reporter who writes for the Nation, London Review of Books, Salon and Tarbell.org. He is founder of the collectively run journalists' news site thiscantbehappening.net. Lindorff has just published an articled called "Exclusive: The Pentagon’s Massive Accounting Fraud Exposed." See: https://www.thenation.com/article/pentagon-audit-budget-fraud
Topics: pentagon, peace, dave lindorff
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James Crossland is Senior Lecturer in International History at Liverpool John Moores University, and a founder member of the Humanitarian Working Histories Group. He is the author of Britain and the International Committee of the Red Cross, 1939-1945 , and most recently, War, Law and Humanity: The Campaign to Control Warfare, 1853-1914 .
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Barry Sweeney is a member of the coordinating committee of World BEYOND War, of which I'm the director. Barry is based in Ireland, but is often in Vietnam and Italy. His background is in education and environmentalism. He taught as a primary school teacher in Ireland for a number of years, before moving to Italy in 2009 to teach English. His love for environmental understanding led him to many progressive projects in Ireland, Italy, and Sweden. He became more and more involved in...
Topics: peace, Ireland
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Steve McKeown was a radio operator in the 4th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army in Vietnam in 1966 to 1967. He was a founding member of Veterans For Peace Chapter 27 in Minneapolis / St. Paul, and is the coordinator for their newsletter. Steve has spoken to hundreds of classes in elementary and high schools, colleges, churches, and community groups on matters of war and peace. And he has been part of organizing all kinds of peace activism including related to Armistice Day, the 100th...
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Greta Zarro is Organizing Director at World BEYOND War. She has a background in issue-based community organizing. Her experience includes volunteer recruitment and engagement, event organizing, coalition building, legislative and media outreach, and public speaking. Greta graduated as valedictorian from St. Michael’s College with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Anthropology. She then pursued a master’s in Food Studies at New York University before accepting a full-time community...
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Suyapa Portillo Villeda is an Associate Professor of Chicano/a-Latino/a Transnational Studies at Pitzer College. She recently published an article in Counter Punch called An Illegitimate, US-Backed Regime is Fueling the Honduran Refugee Crisis .
Topics: refugees, immigrants
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Nicolas J. S. Davies writes about U.S. foreign policy, war and militarism for Consortium News and other outlets. He has been working as a researcher with CODEPINK, and co-authored its report on " War Profiteers: the U.S. War Machine and the Arming of Repressive Regimes ." He is also the author of the excellent book, Blood On Our Hands: the American Invasion and Destruction of Iraq .
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Mark Dworkin is, together with Melissa Young, an award-winning documentary film director, and the director of an important new film called Plane Truths . You can find Mark and Melissa at movingimages.org and this movie at planetruths.org. Plane Truths looks at the increased activity at the U.S. Navy base on Whidbey Island in Washington state -- activity that is making life unbearable for locals and wildlife — collateral damage in the ever increasing militarization of society.
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Peter Kuznick is Professor of History at American University, and author of Beyond the Laboratory: Scientists As Political Activists in 1930s America , co-author with Akira Kimura of Rethinking the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Japanese and American Perspectives , co-author with Yuki Tanaka of Nuclear Power and Hiroshima: The Truth Behind the Peaceful Use of Nuclear Power , and co-editor with James Gilbert of Rethinking Cold War Culture . In 1995, he founded American University’s...
Topic: Okinawa
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Aida Touma – Sliman is a Member of Knesset, the Israeli Parliament, and Chairwoman of the Committee on the Status of Women and Gender Equality. She joins us from Israel but recently toured the United States. Her lengthy resume includes three years as editor in chief of Al-Ittihad , the only Arabic daily newspaper in Israel, and for the past 9 years she has served as secretary of the World Peace Council. Touma - Sliman will be speaking at the No U.S. / NATO Bases conference in Dublin in...
Topics: Palestine, Israel
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Hawes Spencer is a journalist who has reported for the New York Times , NPR, the Hook , and other publications. He has taught journalism at Virginia Commonwealth University and James Madison University. For over two decades, Hawes Spencer edited two weekly newspapers in Charlottesville, Virginia, both of which he co-founded: C-ville Weekly and The Hook . As the editor of the Hook , his staff delivered 149 awards from the Virginia Press Association during its nine-year run. His new book is...
Topic: Charlottesville
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George Monbiot is an author, columnist for the Guardian newspaper and environmental campaigner. Among his books and projects are Feral: rewilding the land, sea, and human life; The Age of Consent; Heat: how to stop the planet burning and the concept album Breaking the Spell of Loneliness . George’s latest book is Out of the Wreckage: a new politics for an age of crisis . We discuss this excellent book, and I ask George my usual question: How do you discuss U.S. budgets and public policies...
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Ed Mead is former director of the Prison Art Project, former co-editor of Prison Focus and a former prisoner. He is the author of Lumpen: The Autobiography of Ed Mead . We discuss the prison strike in the United States and Canada.
Topics: prison, strike
Rajni Lallah is a leading member of LALIT (which means struggle), a political organization in Mauritius in the forefront for the past 42 years of the struggle to decolonize and demilitarize the Chagos Islands. Rajni Lallah was 12 years old when she joined the women's movement in Mauritius and remains active in Muvman Liberasyon Fam, a national women's organization in Mauritius. When she was 14, she went to the first solidarity all-night vigil in support of Chagossian women on hunger strike...
Topics: Chagos, Diego Garcia
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Shireen Al-Adeimi is originally from Yemen, and is an assistant professor of education at Michigan State University. She co-authored a recent article at In These Times titled " Trump Quietly Overrides What Little Civilian Protections Remain in Yemen War ." She comes back on Talk Nation Radio to discuss current efforts to end U.S. involvement in the war on Yemen.
Topic: Yemen
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Alan MacLeod (@alanRmacleod) is a writer for the media watch group FAIR. He completed his PhD at the Glasgow University Media Group. His first book was "Bad News from Venezuela: 20 years of fake news and misreporting" published in April. He is currently working on a book called "Propaganda in the Information Age: Still Manufacturing Consent" which updates Herman and Chomsky's propaganda model (and is scheduled for release in the winter). He recently wrote an article titled...
Topic: Russiagate
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James W. Loewen is the bestselling and award-winning author of Lies My Teacher Told Me, Lies Across America, and Lies My Teacher Told Me About Christopher Colombus, as well as Teaching What Really Happened, The Mississippi Chinese, and The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader . He has won the American Book Award, the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship, and many other awards. We discuss, among other things, the new edition of his book Sundown Towns .
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David Gallup is President of the World Service Authority, a global public service human rights organization founded in 1954. Previously he was a Dean’s Fellow at the Washington College of Law’s International Human Rights Law Clinic, where he researched asylum and international human rights issues, developed and maintained a human rights document library, coordinated a human rights education workshop and represented asylum applicants. For fifteen years, he was the Secretary of the United...
Topic: world citizenship
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Anna Feigenbaum is author of Tear Gas: From the Battlefields of World War I to the Streets of Today , which we discuss. She is also co-author of the book Protest Camps , and her work has appeared in Vice, The Atlantic, Al Jazeera America, The Guardian, Salon, Financial Times, Open Democracy, New Internationalist, and Waging Nonviolence. She is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Media and Communication at Bournemouth University. Her website is www.annafeigenbaum.com . Follow her on Twitter:...
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Yasha Levine is a Russian-born American investigative journalist. He is the author of Surveillance Valley , a book about the forgotten military history of the Internet. See https://yashalevine.com
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Victoria Law is a freelance journalist focusing on women’s incarceration. She is the author of Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women which I highly recommend and co-author of Your Home Is Your Prison (coming out next year). Since 2003, she has edited Tenacious: Art and Writings by Women in Prison . She recently published an article in In These Times magazine called "Corporations Are Profiting From Immigrant Detainees’ Labor. Some Say It’s Slavery." Her...
Topic: prison
Francesco Duina is the author of Broke and Patriotic: Why Poor Americans Love Their Country .
Topic: patriotism
William Geimer, author, peace activist, is a veteran of the U.S. 82d Airborne Division and Professor of Law Emeritus, Washington and Lee University. After resigning his commission in opposition to the war on Vietnam, he represented conscientious objectors and advised peace groups near Ft. Bragg NC. A Canadian citizen, he lives with his wife near Victoria, British Columbia where he is a member of the Vancouver Island Peace and Disarmament Network. He is the author of Canada: The Case for Staying...
Topics: Canada, war, peace
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A Debate: Is War Ever Justifiable? Pete Kilner and David Swanson Pete Kilner is a writer and military ethicist who served more than 28 years in the Army as an infantryman and professor at the U.S. Military Academy. He deployed multiple times to Iraq and Afghanistan to conduct research on combat leadership. A graduate of West Point, he holds an MA in Philosophy from Virginia Tech and a Ph.D. in Education from Penn State. David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is...
Topics: debate, peace, war
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A Debate: Is War Ever Justifiable? Pete Kilner and David Swanson Pete Kilner is a writer and military ethicist who served more than 28 years in the Army as an infantryman and professor at the U.S. Military Academy. He deployed multiple times to Iraq and Afghanistan to conduct research on combat leadership. A graduate of West Point, he holds an MA in Philosophy from Virginia Tech and a Ph.D. in Education from Penn State. David Swanson is an author, activist, journalist, and radio host. He is...
Topics: debate, peace, war
Thomas Linzey is an attorney and the Executive Director of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF) – a nonprofit law firm that has provided free legal services to over five hundred local governments and nonprofit organizations since 1995. He is a cum laude graduate of Widener Law School and a three-time recipient of the law school’s public interest law award. He has been a finalist for the Ford Foundation’s Leadership for a Changing World Award, and is a recipient of the...
Topic: rights of nature
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Jamil Simon is a documentary filmmaker who has worked in over 25 countries, developing communication strategies to promote social and environmental reform. He has promoted sustainable agriculture in Malawi, conflict resolution skills in Jordan, democracy in Mali, and water conservation in Tunisia. Most of this work has been done for USAID, DFID, and the World Bank. Simon was a conscientious objector during the war on Vietnam. Recently, he put together an event in New York City called War...
Topics: media, peace
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Greg Shupak is the author of The Wrong Story: Palestine, Israel, and the Media , which can be purchased on the website of OR Books. He has a PhD in Literary Studies and teaches Media Studies at the University of Guelph in Toronto. His fiction has appeared in a wide range of literary journals and he regularly writes analysis of politics and media for a variety of outlets including Electronic Intifada , Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting , In These Times , Jacobin , Literary Review of Canada ,...
Topics: Gaza, Palestine
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Gail Davidson is a legal activist working for a better world through advocacy and education to enhance understanding of and compliance with, international human rights and humanitarian law. She is the founder and Executive Director of Lawyers Rights Watch Canada a volunteer-run committee of lawyers and other human rights defenders in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the UN that promotes international human rights and the rule of law through advocacy, education...
Topic: torture
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This week on Talk Nation Radio we will be speaking with and listening to the music of Tom Neilson. He has received over two dozen awards, including two song of the year awards from Independent Musicians. In 2017, he received the Arab American Women Association Award for Education About Palestine Through Performance Art. In 2015 he was nominated for the United Nations Nelson Mandela Award for Lifetime Achievement in Peace and Justice. Tom and his partner Lynn Waldron will be performing this...
Topics: Tom Neilson, Music
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Rania Khalek is an independent Middle-East-based journalist.
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Ray McGovern was a CIA analyst for 27 years, from the administration of John F. Kennedy to that of George H. W. Bush. Ray’s duties included chairing National Intelligence Estimates and preparing the President’s Daily Brief, which he briefed one-on-one to President Ronald Reagan’s five most senior national security advisers from 1981 to 1985. In January 2003, Ray co-created Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) to expose how intelligence was being falsified to “justify”...
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Scott Ritter is a former Marine Corps intelligence officer who worked in the former Soviet Union implementing arms control treaties, in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm, and in Iraq overseeing the disarmament of WMD. He is the author of Deal of the Century: How Iran Blocked the West’s Road to War . And he recently published an article in the American Conservative called " Trump’s Rush to Judgment on Syria Chemical Attack ."
Topic: Syria
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Norman Finkelstein received his PhD from the Princeton University Politics Department in 1988. He is the author of ten books that have been translated into 50 foreign editions, including The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the exploitation of Jewish suffering and, most recently, Gaza: An inquest into its martyrdom . His books include What Gandhi Says, About Nonviolence, Resistance and Courage . His website is NormanFinkelstein.com . He will be speaking at World Beyond War's annual conference...
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Our guest, James Marc Leas, is a Vermont attorney and a past co-chair of the National Lawyers Guild Free Palestine Subcommittee. He has been a leader of a campaign to block the stationing of F-35 jets in Burlington, Vermont, and of the formation of a Vermont chapter of World Beyond War. Jimmy Leas, welcome back to Talk Nation Radio. Petition to cancel the F-35: https://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=12514 How to contact the Mayor of Burlington and politely ask him...
Topics: F-35, Burlington
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Mitchell Plitnick is former vice president of the Foundation for Middle East Peace. He is the former director of the U.S. Office of B’Tselem: The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, and was previously the director of education and policy for Jewish Voice for Peace. He's published an article called "John Bolton: The Essential Profile." See: https://lobelog.com/john-bolton-the-essential-profile
Topic: John Bolton
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Shahid Buttar, who should be familiar to peace and justice activists, is now running for public office in an open California primary for the seat in Congress now occupied by Nancy Pelosi. Learn more: https://shahidforchange.us
Topics: Shahid Buttar, Nancy Pelosi
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Jeffrey Kaye is a retired psychologist and the author of Cover-up at Guantanamo: The NCIS Investigation into the “Suicides” of Mohammed Al Hanashi and Abdul Rahman Al Amri. He has written for Alternet, The Guardian, Shadowproof, and Al Jazeera America . He has just published an article titled: REVEALED: The long-suppressed official report on US biowarfare in North Korea .
Topic: bioweapons
Sarah Williams Goldhagen is a contributing editor at Architectural Record and served as the Architecture Critic of The New Republic from 2005-2013. Her articles have also appeared in The New York Times, The American Prospect , and Art In America , and she has contributed scholarly essays to many publications, including Assemblage, The Harvard Design Magazine, and The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians . Goldhagen's new book is Welcome to Your World: How the Built Environment...
Topic: architecture
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David Sheen is an independent journalist and filmmaker born in Canada, now reporting from Israel/Palestine. His work focuses primarily on racial tensions and religious extremism. In 2017, Sheen was named a Front Line Defenders Human Rights Defender, the only person in Israel to receive that honor in a decade. Learn more: http://www.davidsheen.com
Topic: Palestine
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Michael Knox is an Emeritus Distinguished University Professor at the University of South Florida, Chair of the US Peace Memorial Foundation , and Editor of the US Peace Registry. His antiwar activities began in 1965 in opposition to the war in Vietnam. As a delegate to the 20th National Student Congress, he introduced a successful resolution to hold an antiwar demonstration in August of 1967 in front of the White House. In 1970, Knox co-founded a draft counseling center and in 1971 he blew the...
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Christine Ahn is Founder and International Coordinator of Women Cross DMZ, women mobilizing for peace in Korea. She is a writer and organizer working for peace, justice, and demilitarization of our world.
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Nasim Chatha works at Alliance for Global Justice (AfGJ). As coordinator for the Prison Imperialism Project, she uncovers and analyzes the way the United States builds and manages prisons in other countries. Her writing has appeared in Mask Magazine, Truthout, The Abolitionist, and Upside Down Magazine. Here’s where to learn more about the issues she researches: https://afgj.org/prison-imperialism
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Ken Hughes is an expert on secret presidential recordings, especially those of Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon. Hughes has spent two decades mining the Secret White House Tapes and unearthing their secrets. As a journalist writing in the pages of the New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, and Boston Globe Magazine, and, since 2000, as a researcher with the Miller Center at the University of Virginia, Hughes’s work has illuminated the uses and abuses of presidential power involved in...
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Colman McCarthy is a former Washington Post columnist, from 1969 to 1997, and the director of The Center for Teaching Peace in Washington DC. He teaches courses on nonviolence at Georgetown Law, Georgetown undergraduate, American University, the University of Maryland and Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. He’s a pacifist, a vegetarian, and the author of several books including I’d Rather Teach Peace .
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Jackson Lears is the Board of Governors Professor of History at Rutgers University. Lears is the editor of the journal Raritan: A Quarterly Review . His books include: Something for Nothing: Luck in America and Fables of Abundance: A Cultural History of Advertising in America . He recently wrote an article called " What We Don’t Talk about When We Talk about Russian Hacking " for the London Review of Books.
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Jim Paul for 19 years was the exzecutive director of Global Policy Forum and was chair of the NGO working group on the UN Security Council. He is the author of the just-released book Of Foxes and Chickens: Oligarchy and Global Power in the UN Security Council . The book is available free in English or German: http://www.rosalux-nyc.org/of-foxes-and-chickens
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Silvio Carillo is an Oakland-based freelance multimedia journalist, director of the website BertaCaceres.org and nephew of Berta Cáceres, a Honduran activist who was assassinated there in March 2016 after being awarded the Goldman Prize for her environmental activism. Carrillo just wrote the New York Times op-ed " America’s Blind Eye to Honduras’s Tyrant ." He can be found at Twitter.com/JusticeforBerta or Facebook.com/justiceforberta Help pass the Berta Caceres Act .
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This week's show looks at the Christmas truces. Resources here: http://davidswanson.org/christmastruce Olympic truce here: https://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=13181
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Thomas Buonomo is the Humanist Studies Coordinator with the American Humanist Association. His areas of concern revolve around the influence of religion in politics, U.S.-Middle East relations, conflict prevention and resolution, energy and climate security, and human rights. His writing on these subjects has been published by the Atlantic Council, The National Interest, Securing America's Future Energy, Forbes, The Cipher Brief, Oil&Gas Investor, Renewable Energy World, The Hill, CQ Roll...
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Jonathan R. Latham, PhD is co-founder and Executive Director of the Bioscience Resource Project and the Editor of Independent Science News. Dr. Latham holds a Masters degree in Crop Genetics and a PhD in Virology. He was subsequently a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Genetics, University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has published scientific papers in disciplines as diverse as plant ecology, plant virology, genetics and genetic engineering. Dr. Latham is also the Director of...
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Shireen Al-Adeimi is a former middle school teacher and is currently finishing her doctoral studies at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She was born in Yemen and has lived in the United States for 10 years. She recently wrote an article published by Common Dreams titled "Only Americans Can Stop America’s War on Yemen." Shireen Al-Adeimi on Twitter .
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Ben Norton is a journalist and writer whose work primarily focuses on U.S. foreign policy, the Middle East, media criticism, and movements for economic and social justice. He lives in New York City. One of his recent articles at Alternet is called "How Trump's CIA Used Bin Laden Files and a Neocon Think Tank to Escalate Tensions With Iran."
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Chip Gibbons is policy and legislative counsel for Defending Rights & Dissent, as well as a journalist. His work has been featured in the Nation and Jacobin . He has contributed to the Henry Kissinger Files , forthcoming from Verso Books. His recent article in the Nation is called "The Prosecution of Inauguration-Day Protesters Is a Threat to Dissent." Follow him on twitter @ChipGibbons89 Here's his website: https://chipgibbons.org
Topic: protest
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The late Eduardo Galeano’s forthcoming book, Hunter of Stories , has five or ten sentences on each page — each page a tiny story, their combination engaging and powerful. Galeano includes the story of a war resister who chose to die rather than kill, and that of an Iraqi who foretold and pre-grieved the 2003 looting of the National Museum, also the story of former drone pilot Brandon Bryant who quit after killing a child and being lied to that the child had been a dog, not to mention the...
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This week on Talk Nation Radio: Climate chaos and militarism. We're joined by Nick Buxton , who is the co-editor of an important book called The Secure and the Dispossessed - How the military and corporations are seeking to shape a climate-changed world. Nick Buxton is a communications consultant, working as a publications editor and supporting online learning and support of activist scholar communities for Transnational Institute. He works actively on issues of climate change, militarism and...
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This week on Talk Nation Radio: U.S. and North Korean relations. We're joined by Jonathan Granoff , President of the Global Security Institute. Granoff is an international lawyer and former professor of international law, and serves as a Senior Advisor and Special Representative to the United Nations for the Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. He is the Chair of the Task Force on Nuclear Nonproliferation of the International Law Section of the American Bar...
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This week on Talk Nation Radio: How the "Fake News" Scare Is Marginalizing the Left . That's the title of an article in In These Times by our guest, Julianne Tveten . She writes about the technology industry's relationship with socioeconomics and culture. In addition to In These Times , Julianne Tveten's work has appeared in The Baffler, Current Affairs , The Outline, Rewire News, Truthout, and elsewhere, and she is the irregular tech correspondent on This Is Hell! Radio. See:...
Topics: peace, russiagate, fake news
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This week on Talk Nation Radio, a new book called King of Spies: The Dark Reign of America's Spy Master in Korea by Blaine Harden. Blaine Harden served as  The Washington Post 's bureau chief in East Asia, Eastern Europe and Africa. He also worked as national correspondent for the New York Times and has contributed to The Economist, PBS Frontline, Time, and  Foreign Policy . He is the author of  The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot ;  Escape From Camp 14 , an international bestseller...
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This week on Talk Nation Radio we discuss the United States provision of weapons to dictatorships. We're joined by Rich Whitney, who is an attorney from Carbondale, Illinois, now working as an appellate public defender. He is one of the founding members of the Illinois Green Party, currently serves on its Executive Committee, and in 2006 served as that party's first-ever candidate for governor, winning over 360,000 votes, about 10.5 percent of the total. He is currently serving as interim...
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This week on Talk Nation Radio: two authors of an excellent new book called Fault Lines in the Constitution: The Framers, Their Fights, and the Flaws that affect us today by Cynthia Levinson and Sanford Levinson . Cynthia Levinson is a former teacher and educational policy consultant and researcher and the author of several books for young readers. Sanford is a professor in the law school and the dept of govt at the University of Texas and a visiting professor at Harvard Law School. See:...
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Daniel Kovalik is author of the recently-released book The Plot to Scapegoat Russia: How the CIA and the Deep State Have Conspired to Vilify Russia . He teaches International Human Rights at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.  He has worked on Alien Tort Claims Act cases against The Coca-Cola Company and Occidental Petroleum – cases arising out of egregious human rights abuses in Colombia. The Christian Science Monitor , referring to his work defending Colombian unionists under...
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Trita Parsi is an award winning author and the 2010 recipient of the  Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order . He is the founder and president of the  National Iranian American Council  and an expert on US-Iranian relations, Iranian foreign politics, and the geopolitics of the Middle East. His latest book -  Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran and the Triumph of Diplomacy  - reveals the behind the scenes story to the historic nuclear deal with Iran.
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Scott Shapiro and Oona Hathaway have just published The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World . Scott J. Shapiro is the Charles F. Southmayd Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy at Yale Law School, where he is the Director of the Center for Law and Philosophy. He is also the Visiting Quain Professor of Jurisprudence at University College, London. He earned his BA and PhD degrees in philosophy from Columbia University and a JD from Yale Law School,...
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Heidi Tilney Kramer is a mom and independent scholar focusing on Critical Children's Studies and U.S. Media. A former elementary school teacher, she teaches Childhood in America at Eckerd College in Florida and lectures widely. Her new book is  Media Monsters: Militarism, Violence, and Cruelty in Children's Culture .
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Alice and Lincoln Day have produced an amazing film about the impact of war on the natural environment, which fits perfectly with World Beyond War's upcoming conference on that theme. Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives was produced between 2006 and 2007 in Australia, California, Vermont, Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia. The feature-length version premiered at the 2008 DC Environmental Film Festival. Since then, the film has been screened in film festivals throughout the U.S. and...
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Ed Kinane is based in Syracuse, New York, and has been a big part of efforts to oppose drone piloting at Hancock Air Base for the past 10 years. His amazing array of work over the past decades has included teaching math and biology in a one-room Quaker school in rural Kenya, hitchiking Africa and North America, providing protective accompaniment to targeted activists in Guatemala, El Salvador, Haiti, and Sri Lanka, serving as chair of Peace Brigades International’s Sri Lanka Project and a...
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James Loewen's books include Lies Across America: What Our Historic Sites Get Wrong , Lies My Teacher Told Me and Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of American Racism . Earlier this year, he spoke at a symposium in Richmond on Confederate monuments and memorials, available on C-SPAN. And a couple of years ago he wrote an article in the Washington Post called "Why do people believe myths about the Confederacy? Because our textbooks and monuments are wrong." His website is...
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Patricia Axelrod is a military scientist for peace and the Director of The Desert Storm Think Tank and ALL Veterans' Advocate - a project dedicated to analyzing and reducing the impacts and consequences of war to civilians and soldiers alike. She is a past recipient of a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Research and Writing Award for her analysis of the modern electronic battlefield as well as a Project Censored Award. She has testified before Presidential Advisory Committees on issues of...
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During each of 20  trips to Afghanistan, Kathy Kelly, as an  invited guest of the Afghan Peace Volunteers, has lived alongside ordinary Afghan people in a working class neighborhood in Kabul.  She and her companions in Voices for Creative Nonviolence believe that “where you stand determines what you see.” In June, 2016, Kathy participated in a delegation that visited five cities in Russia, aiming to learn about Russian opinions regarding NATO exercises taking place along their border....
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Joshua Holland is a fellow with The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute and a contributor to  The Nation  who focuses on the intersection of money in politics and inequality. He is also the host of Politics and Reality Radio. Before joining The Investigative Fund, he wrote for Moyers & Company and was a senior writer and editor at Alternet. He also authored  The Fifteen Biggest Lies About the Economy (and Everything Else the Right Doesn't Want You to Know About Taxes, Jobs and...
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Barbara Wien teaches gender, global security and peace education at American University. Since 1981, she has worked to strengthen grassroots civil society networks for peace and democracy in 58 countries. She has led eight national nonprofit organizations, taught at six universities, and helped spark the development of 200 university Peace Studies programs. She is the author-editor of 23 publications in gender, economics, and nonviolence. She has protected civilians from the death squads...
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Nick Mottern has worked as a reporter, researcher, writer and political organizer over the last 30 years. He is the author of Suffering Strong , recounting experiences of his first trip to Africa. He manages www.KnowDrones.com a website devoted to education and organizing to stop drone warfare and surveillance. He was director of the 2012 national Know Drones Tour and was an organizer of the 2013 April Days of Action and 2014 Spring Days of Action, and he publishes “The Drone Organizers...
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Rob Kall is host of the Bottom up Radio show, which explores our culture's transition from top down to bottom up, and founder publisher of OpEdnews.com, a left of liberal progressive news and opinion site publishing 500-1000 articles a month. He was honored, as publisher of OpEdNews, by the American whistleblower community, with the Pillar Award, for supporting whistleblowers. He pioneered positive psychology in the mid 1980s, organizing the world's first conference on it, founded and organized...
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Ajamu Baraka is National Organizer for the Black Alliance for Peace. He is a human rights defender whose experience spans four decades of domestic and international education and activism. He has provided human rights trainings for grassroots activists across the country, briefings on human rights to the U.S. Congress, and appeared before and provided statements to various United Nations agencies. Baraka was the Founding Executive Director of the US Human Rights Network. He held various...
Topics: ajamu baraka, black alliance for peace